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w. bush and mrs. laura bush. [applause] i've had the honor of calling them my friends for more than 40 years and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead resolve and principled leadership of president bush. those who come here will learn about that leadership and about a consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will study the presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors will learn about the modern american presidency, first decade of the 21st century, and the story of george and laura bush. on the other side of this building is the george w. bush institute. here, thinkers and doers are working to advance freedom and defend the principles that guided president and mrs. bush throughout their lives and through their service to texas, america and the world. today is the day to celebrate president and mrs. bush for their commitment to this country, to honor the american presidency and to look forward to the impact this most important civic institution will leave on the lives of people in our country and around the world. w
to tune in tomorrow night to see my sitdown interview with former president and mrs. bush. we talk about the boston bombings, his legacy and the future of the republican party as well. we'll have extensive coverage of the ceremonies tomorrow. all four living formal presidents and president obama will be on hand. of course libraries and museums are all about legacies. legacies evolve over time. tonight bret hume look at how americans view the bush presidency and how that may be changing. >> hi, bret. it's too soon to say that the opening of the george w. bush library coincides with his rehabilitation in the ice of the public, but there are increasing signs that day is coming. a washington post poll just out finds 47% of voters approving mr. bush. the same rating president obama now has and a roughly 40% increase over the approval mr. bush had when he left office. part of this is doubtless the mellowing of public sentiment out of the public eye. it may get the dignified silence he has obtained as his successor has criticized and blamed him for the nation's problems. people are perhaps begi
. hillary rodham clinton. >> mrs. barbara bush. >> mrs. roslyn carter. >> these an unusual picture in the papers tomorrow. david, what do you think? you know all these people. >> i think this is such a singular moment in our country, and it's so important in our politics, for those of us who follow politics so closely and understand the deep ideological and philosophical differences. this is a celebration of the presidency, and that doesn't just mean pomp and circumstance. it means an appreciation for what's hard about it, what's unique about it, that you are scrutinized from left and right no party your party, and there is a special bond here. these families understand it and the men we'll see understand it all too well. >> speaking of ruffles and flourishes, there it is, about to meet the presidents, i believe. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> it never gets old for them. >> john kennedy says it has a certain belt to it. >> you see governor bush and hillary clinton walking out side by side. enough dynasties in this country, wasn't just
the entire bush family. >> host: did you get to know mrs. bush's low? >> guest: i did. >> host: i want to ask about this photo i very, very long couch. is this happenstance? >> guest: this is inside buckingham palace prior to departing for black-tie dinner hosted by the queen. the president and mrs. bush were staying there, walking around. they were like kids. they really enjoyed themselves. they said come photograph this on this couch. i really created a fun, light moment. >> host: there's another photo from 2001, were mr. and mrs. bush are dancing. >> guest: that was taken january 20, 2001. the president and mrs. bush were rehearsing before their very first inaugural ball backstage at the reagan center. just a quiet moment the two of them. obviously there's lots of commotion behind me because everyone is preparing for the event to start and they wanted to rehearse their dance, which they repeated a dozen times that night because of all the. >> host: and a lot of these photos come edc secret service agent standing around. what was your relationship -- did they have final say over your access
.s. congress and state department. mr. bush, north korea's leadership appears to be holding firm on their stance. what are the options for the obama administration to stop north korea's can escalating threats? >> actually it seems that the current crisis may be winding down. north korea's rhetoric seems to have toned down a little bit. they could, of course, make another kind of attack. but the main option for the obama administration is to stick firm with it's policies trying to shape the choices of north korea so that we can get back to the six party talks. >> as we just reported, china's chief negotiator is set to visit the u.s. next week. to what extend do you think china is willing to use it's influence? >>> china is sometimes able to use it's influence to get north korea to the negotiating table. it is less able to use influence to shape north korea's negotiating position, and that's the problem. north korea's goals here, and it's negotiabling stance, or opposed to those of the united states, japan, and south korea. so the question that ambassador davies will probably be as
. it was interesting just a few minutes ago when we saw mrs. obama walk in laura bush was walking in as well. hillary clinton with the former president bill clinton as well. they're going through the preliminaries events. we're going to have extensive live coverage. we're going to hear from five former presidents. our special coverage of the dedication of the george w. bush center continues right after this. ost valuable real estate on earth. ♪ that's why we designed our newest subaru from the back seat forward. introducing the all-new, completely restyled subaru forester. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ chainsaw buzzing ] humans. sometimes, life trips us up. sometimes, we trip ourselves up. and although the mistakes may seem to just keep coming at you, so do the solutions. like multi-policy discounts from liberty mutual insurance. save up to 10% just for combining your auto and home insurance. call liberty mutual insurance at... to speak with an insurance expert and ask about all the personalized savings available for when you get married, move into a new house, or add a car to your po
by eric draper on george w. bush. mr. draper in the book could a black kid from south-central los angeles be the photographer for the president of the united states? was the answer that question? >> guest: that's a big yes. >> host: how did you get the job? >> guest: back in 2000 i was assigned by the "associated press" to cover the bush campaign and i was the photographer. that is my background, photojournalism. i covered the campaign full-time for 18 months. >> host: did you get to know the president and that kind of work? >> guest: you do, you do. you spend a lot of time on the road mostly with other journalists and a lot of time with staff, campaign staff and i really didn't think about the job until actually after the election because you might remember the election wasn't decided that night and during the recount, that gave me the opportunity to receive a position of governor bush had won the election. everything lined up. that was perfect timing for me because right after he became president-elect i had the opportunity to ask him in person and actually took a page out of this polit
possible than andident george w. bush mrs. laura bush. [applause] of callinge honor them my friends for more than 40 and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead principled leadership of president bush. those who come here will learn leadership and about consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors modernarn about the american presidency, first decade of the 21st century, and the story of george and laura bush. on the other side of this is the george w. bush institute. here, thinkers and doers are advance freedom and defend the principles that mrs. bushsident and throughout their lives and through their service to texas, america and the world. today is the day to celebrate president and mrs. bush for their commitment to this honor the american presidency and to look forward this mostact important civic institution will leave on the lives of people in country and around the world. we are honored that you have joined us today. welcome. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen,
is there with an exclusive live tour from president and mrs. bush today. live tour from president and mrs. bush today. thursday, april 25, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, welcome to a special split edition of "today" on this thursday morning, i'm savannah guthrie, matt is coming to us from texas, southern universities. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. you forgot to say chilly southern methodist university. we're five miles from downtown dallas at laura bush's alma mater for the dedication of the president al library, officially called the george w. bush presidential center. as you menoned, all five living presidenting will be on hand so you can only imagine the security issues that people have been going through. on the stage behind me will be president obama, president bush, 41, president bush 43, president carter, president clinton, and their wives as well as other dignitaries in attendance. former vice president dick cheney will be here. former secretary of state ko condoleezza rice will attend, and i think former prime minister tony blair coming h
, decisions made in the white house, and an upcoming event of the bush institute. this is half an hour. >> mr. president, mrs. bush, thank you for being with us. let's talk about where we're at and the role of the institute and the museum. >> we're on the campus of s.m.u. in the heart of dallas, texas, which is our home. the museum is meant to kind of help a visitor relive the eight years of the 21st century. the museum explains the decision-making process that i went through as president. we hope the museum inspires people to serve. if somebody comes and when they leave we hope they want to serve their community or country in some way. the institute is a form for laura and myself to defend and support principles that we think are important. the principle of freedom, yielding peace or the notion that free enterprise is the best way to allocate resources and give people a chance to rise from poverty. or the notion that an educated society is necessary for a free society or a concept of who is given word -- in other words, i'm out of politics but i'm not out of policy. our institute is a way to
. at the end of the day, mrs. bush had a press conference at a hotel ballroom. the place was packed. i was taking notes for my humor column. when i thought it was all over, the photographer brought the press corps that had been with mrs. bush up on the stage. maybe two dozen of us. they put me right next to barbara rush, first lady of the united states, for this picture. this is a situation where i know in my mind to say nothing. i knew that in my mind. [laughter] your brain does not always tell the rest of your body what the plan is. there was kind of a quiet moment with these high-powered journalists and this room full of people. i planned to say nothing, but for some reason my mouth came open, and i said to barbara bush, first lady of the united states, who i had never met. i said, a shot at the same supermarket as your son jebb. [laughter] i swear to you. i did shop at the same supermarket but this was before he became governor of florida. but i do not think the first lady was dying to know that. i do not think she was wondering if this fellow shops it is in supermarket -- she goes
. bush and mrs. laura bush. \[applause] i've had the honor of calling them my friends for more than 40 years and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead resolve and principled leadership of president bush. learnwho come here will about that leadership and about a consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will study the presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors will learn about the modern american presidency, first decade of the 21st century, and the story of george and laura bush. on the other side of this building is the george w. bush institute. here, thinkers and doers are working to advance freedom and defend the principles that guided president and mrs. bush throughout their lives and through their service to texas, america and the world. today is the day to celebrate president and mrs. bush for their commitment to this country, to honor the american presidency and to look forward to the impact this most important civic institution will leave on the lives of people in our country and around the world. we are hono
's most exclusive club. bush presidential center opened on the campus of southern university. >> mr. president, let me say that i'm filled with admiration for you and deep gratitude for you about the great contributions you have made to the most needy people on earth. >> it's a great pleasure to be here to honor our son, our oldest son and this is very special barbara and me and thank you all for coming and to all of those who made this marvelous museum possible, we thank you especially and we're glad to be here. god bless america and thank you very much. >> people began to joke that i was getting so close to the bush family that i had become the black sheep son. [ laughter ] my mother told me not to talk too long today. [ laughter ] and barbara, i will not let you down. [ laughter ] >> mr. president, for your service, for your courage, for your sense of humor and most of all for your love of country, thank you very much. >> for eight years you gave me the honor of serving as your president. today i'm proud to dedicate this center to the american people. it's the honorable lifetime
of all of them. you asked her about jeb bush running for president. here's what she said. >> mrs. bush, would you like to see your son, jeb, run? >> he's by far the best qualified man. but no. i really don't. i think it's a great country. there are a lot of great families. and it's not just four families or whatever. there are just -- there are other people out there that are very qualified. and we've had enough bushes. he is the most qualified, but i don't think he'll run. >> all right. matt, full disclosure, david and i were watching this. david and i were watching this together. our mouths fell open. what were the reactions of the other three women there? >> well, you know, what's funny, we were sitting there and i was talking to jenna bush about the possibility of jeb running. she was kind of talking, and i could see that barbara bush wanted to speak and finally jenna looked over and said, i'm surprised we haven't heard from gamma yet. all i had to do was look at her and she went -- i think the reaction from them was the reaction from you. she's always known to speak her mind, barb
night in new york city. the maybe's name is margaret laura. mr. bush says that both mom and baby are healthy and the family can't be happier. a lot of people let their feet do the talking today. the cause behind this run in the district today. >> and is it for three or a giant ego. the comment that he landed justin bieber in hot water tonight. >> drivers everywhere taking notice. >> you're watching abc 7 news at 6:00:30 on your side. >> not sure if it is reason to rejoice but drivers across the area are a little happier these days. >> gas prices are continuing to drop making for a lighter load on people's wallets. we're going to go live to bob who is in laurel with the latest. >> indeed. it is something to smile about. i found gas here in laurel for $3.35 for regular. that is about .20 below the national average. experts tell us it may be hard to believe that they could drop lower sooner than later. if there is price for the cheapest price for gas this station has to be a contender. >> in this economy you need every break you can get. >> so popular there are usual long lines here
. an emotional george w. bush at his new library. and bill clinton on mr. bush's paintings. >> those bathroom sketches were wonderful -- [ laughter ] >> and tonight diane sawyer and laura bush behind the scenes. the moment that changed it all. >>> and subway surprise. the famous singer about to stun those passengers walking through that door with a performance. you're about to see it too. ♪ >>> good evening on this thursday night. diane is on assignment. we begin with the new shock wave, what authorities believe those boston bombers were planning next. hoping to head to times square in new york. a live reminder tonight of one of the busiest tourists destinations in the world. nearly half a million people passing through the heart of new york every day. investigators say one move, one choice, might have derailed their own plan. that carjacked mercedes had little fuel in the tank. when they went to the gas station, the whole plan began to unravel. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, back with us here tonight. this was chilling today. >> indeed, based on what the mayor and the
months into mr. bush's first term are a central theme. >> when our freedom came under attack we made tough decisions required to keep the american people safe. >> reporter: what critics will seize on at the library -- that the iraq war is treated here as part and parcel of the par on terror, an argument many reject. but president bush told matt lauer this morning on "today" the exhibit is factual. >> do you think you will convince people that was an unjust war, the wrong war at the wrong time that perhaps you were right? >> look, the whole purpose is to lay out the facts as i saw them at the time. people will make their own judgments. >> reporter: today was not a day for disagreements. it was, instead, a day for family and country. a day to see a former leader, however divisive as a man. >> it was the honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the united states. whatever challenges come before us, i will always believe our nation's best days lie ahead. god bless. [ applause ] >> reporter: understandable emotion from the former president. i had a chance to speak wi
and museum in dallas. mr. bush was joined by president obama yesterday along with three of their predecessors for the dedication of what is just a massive building. the current occupant of the oval office reflected on the exclusive group who know the pressures of serving as commander in chief. >> when all the living former presidents are together, it's also a special day for our democracy. we've been called the world's most exclusive club and we do have a pretty nice clubhouse. but the truth is, our club is more like a support group. the last time we all got together was just before i took office, and i needed that because as each of these leaders will tell you, no matter how much you may think you are ready to assume the office of the presidency, it's impossible to truly understand the nature of the job until it's yours. >> former president bill clinton talked about his close relationship with the bush family. >> starting with my work with president george h.w. bush on the tsunami and aftermath of katrina, people began to joke that i was getting so close to the bush family, i had become the
of the united states. i know mrs. bush and the ex-president talk about this as a monument, not to him, but to all the people who were associated with every aspect of his administration, but the truth is it's george w. bush's name there, and so you have a statue of george w. bush and his father, which i think is particularly touching, and an historic sort of connection that i think is great. this library does not ignore the controversial aspects of this administration. it deals with katrina. it deals with the run up to the war, the decisions to go there, and it deals to some extent with the financial crisis, but these are all dealt with not so much as debates but as opportunities for the library to justify what the bush administration did. fundamentalitily this is a library that's a justification of the george bush administration. >> and it's almost as though, michael, and i'm just judging from the little bit that i've seen on television and the interviews that he's been doing over the last couple of days that he's letting the museum speak for hi. this is a president who unlike other l
cool, mr. bush has froan more popular. >> a perfect example for george w. bush is his father george herbert walker bush, who looks far better 20 years after leaving office. >> jon: right. ( laughter ). because he's being compared to george w. that's why he looks better. i'm sure-- listen f-1 of g.w.'s kids becomes president in 2032 and somehow for snow reason invades the moon, i'm sure we'll look back at w and go he wasn't so bad. a lot less moon deaths in his presidency. any library will have to grapple with the decision made by this president-- iraq, katrina, the financial crise. >> visitors can go and they can get actual advice from the real advisers to president bush, and it allows visitors to make decisions like president bush did. one of the key parts of this museum is what's called the decision point theater. it's an interactive exhibit. >> jon: yeah, i guess that's better than its original title-- "disasterpiece theatre." for more, we go live to almadrigal who just finished his tour of the george w. bush presidential library. al, you finished the tour-- wait, what is that
. bush at his new library. and bill clinton on mr. bush's paintings. >> those bathroom sketches were wonderful -- [ laughter ] >> and tonight diane sawyer and laura bush behind the scenes. the moment that changed it all. >>> and subway surprise. the famous singer about to stun those passengers walking through that door with a performance. you're about to see it too. ♪
. [applause] >> thank you very much, president and mrs. bush, and, president and mrs. obama. president and mrs. carter. all the representatives here of the other previous presidents, ford, nixon, johnson families. i told president obama that this was the latest, grandest example of the eternal struggle of former presidents to rewrite history. and i want to take my hat off to president bush. this is a beautiful library. the exhibits are great. the work of the bush institute is inspiring. and i congratulate him on the platinum leads rating for his library. this is the second building in the entire system that has that. and i want to say, mr. president, once again you got the better of me, twice in the last few weeks. my library has a platinum leeds rating but it was open for a few years before we could afford to achieve it. you have beaten me for being a grandfather and i congratulate you and laura for it [applause] i, you know, starting with my work with president george h.w. bush on the tsunami and the aftermath of katrina people began to joke that i was getting so close to the bush family i h
for an exclusive interview with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush, and we'll bring it to you tomorrow night. but we want to turn first and right away to the latest on the boston bombings. we're all going to hear from someone we've been waiting to meet, the boston man who went out of his home to look at his boat and ended up ending a massive manhunt for a terror suspect. and how he did it is even more extraordinary than we knew. we turn to news anchor ed harding of our boston affiliate wtvb, with the exclusive interview tonight. >> i know people say, it's blood on the boat. if he saw blood and went in -- >> reporter: not true? >> not true. >> reporter: david henneberry is the only one who knows the whole story of how the second suspect was discovered. but he says it's not the story he all heard. he never saw any blood on the outside of his boat. it was a more subtle clue something was wrong. he went out for air and noticed that shrink wrap on his boat was strangely out of place. he went to the garage and grabbed a step ladder. >> i got three steps up the ladder, and i rolled it up, and
's been a while since we've seen former president george h.w. bush. mr. bush returned to the public eye in style. the 41st president asked to unveil the houston texans cheerleading squad. check out the patriotic socks. extra classy gesture, mr. bush gave each young lady a rose. >> oh. >> how cute is that? got to love it. >>> want to tell you about diane sawyer's exclusive interview this week. she'll set down with george w. bush and laura bush on the eve of the opening of the presidential library at southern methodist university and diane will get a special tour and anchor the news from the library on wednesday. >>> things not going well for the houston astros, the worst record and worst start since 1983. >> which brings us to the game against cleveland yesterday. the indians batter, long fly off to right. houston's outfielder tries to make the catch. all he winds up with is a mess. popcorn. soda. all thanks to a fan. >> whoa. almost looks like he threw it on him. >> classic. >> check out his girlfriend. >> wow. >> man. that is a good time. >> that home run gave cleveland a 4-2 lead. wen
of agreement. just how did the former president get hooked on painting? mrs. bush says there's an app for that. >> i was looking for a past time and he got the app on his ipad where he could draw pictures. he communicated with me, if i was on the road, and with barbara and jenna with funny drawings. >> he was drawing you pictures to send you while you were on the road. >> yes, like a picture of himself in bed with barney the cat. >> and mrs. bush did not say what app he used to draw these modern day pictures. my whatever the app, w. is well under way becoming the apple of artist. we'll be right back. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarg
and mrs. bush always looked forward to the slideshow. it was like every trip it was very enjoyable to produce. >> host: did you have an office office on air force one we could develop for a computer, gessa computer in this case? >> guest: exactly and this was at the time that i directed the whitehouse film digital and all the work was done on my laptop. while everyone else was sleeping i was up pounding away and creating the slideshow to play just before we landed. >> host: eric draper this photo? >> guest: at air force one navy machine, it's basically a flying whitehouse and this is the conference room aboard air force one and the president literally took almost anything aboard the plane including preparing for a speech. he has got the teleprompter and the mock podium and the president would exercise on air force one. it was really -- it never got old. i felt very blessed to be able to see the world aboard that plane. >> host: here is a photo, january 2009. >> guest: yes, the president in the oval office. this was after the election, so obama, president obama hadn't been sworn in
, as the current president pointed to mr. bush's unsuccessful push for immigration reform. >> seven years ago president bush restarted an important conversation by speaking with the american people about our history as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. and even though comprehensive immigration reform has taken a little longer than any of us expected, i am hopeful that this year, with the help of speaker boehner and some of the senators and members of congress who are here today, that we bring it home. and if we do that it will be in large part thanks to the hard work of president george w. bush. >> there is a large people when i wouldn't have been found in a library. >> the polit wag kinds blow left and right, polls right and fall, supporters come and go. but in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold. and my deepest conviction, the guiding principles of the administration is that the united states of america must strife to expand the reach of freedom. as president i tried to act on these principleses every day. it wasn't always easy and it certainly wasn't always
in 2016. an interesting day, indeed. and we'll have more from mr. bush and his newest hobby, coming up. >> his newest hobby. pretty fascinating. >> yes, it is. >>> let's look at the weather across the nation. could be in for a wet morning along the east coast. heavy rain in the carolinas. showers possible in kansas. rain in southern texas and along the eastern great lakes. snowshowers in northern michigan. >> a stretch of the midwest is still chillier than normal. but spring-like temperatures, most everywhere else. 71 in l.a. 69 in denver. 73 in atlanta. and 64 in new york city. and it's a summer-like 88 degrees in orlando. >>> coming up this morning, detecting autism risks in the womb. and how that could lead to better treatment. >>> and flier outrage, as airline fees skyrocket once again. which carriers are charging you more? >>> and scare on the busy sidewalk. how this crash happened in the middle of the afternoon. >>> mostly higher fees from two air carriers as we begin the summer travel season. united changing its ticket fee to $200 from $150. the $50-hike covers the reserve seat.
blamed former president bush for the financial crisis and the recession. do you think that mr. bush deserves blame for the financial crisis? >> well, i don't think he does deserve the blame. i think the events that happened in the period 2005, '6, '7, that led up to the crisis and certainly those in 2007 and '8 were unprecedented. they weren't expected by markets, they western expected by my colleagues in the community. they western expected by financial analysts. if you look at the policies of the bush administration, you know, things are often blamed, things like deregulation. you know, there is not a whole lot of deregulation you can point to that would have been responsible for this i think most people, most serious academics who look at it, most scholars who look at it now attribute to primarily having to do with the flood in the united states that depressed the credit spreads and as a result resulted in much higher devils. >> those housing regulationles. all right. let me ask another question. many conservatives have criticized former president bush because he spenty too much.
me a chance thogovern and people's lives will get better. >> mrs. bush, how would you characterize president bush post white house >> i would say relaxed. so released he doesn't do the dishings . we are very busy. >> one of your friends said you have no idea how relieved he is to be out of the game. he doesn't miss politicings. >> i am interested in politics and our country's future. you know,ip watch all these shows about what the pol on -- politicians are saying i have no desire to be a participant. i a partace pant and i - participant either campaigning or governing. once your time is up, you exit the stage and let the next person to give it his best shot. >> if you were not still in politicings, they would say you left 33 percent approval ratings and the low 25, october of 2008, this past week, 49 percent of the latest fox poll and 47 percent in the washington abc poles. why is that. >> because i don't care. >> how many timings have i asked you about pollings. >> it is the same answer. they go up and they go down. what matters more than polls is your belief system . the real ch
important one. he's a grandfather. >> we're losing light in the studio. mr. bush's daughter jenna gave birth to a girl in new york city. she was named margaret laura, mila after her grandmother's. jenna bush hager and her husband announced the pregnancy on the "today" show last november. >> cable over here, light back on. >> he serves as electrician also moon lights. thanks for being with us. join us at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. could you get me more coffee. >> you want cream with that? >> yes. >> check us out all day long on nbcbayarea.com. have a great one. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on for two whole years. from at&t. call now for a new low price. u-verse triple play bundles start at $79 a month. get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] plus now get two times the internet speed than before. [ male announcer ] you get reliable high-spe
of the opening of the new presidential library at southern methodist university. mrs. bush will give diane a behind-the-scenes tour. and diane will anchor "world news" from the library wednesday night. "gma" is back tomorrow morning. and diane will be back in this chair tomorrow night. for david muir and all of us here at abc news, i'm dan harris. thank you for watching. and have a great night. >>> next at 6:00, new details tonight on the suspect in the boston bombings. what changed this afternoon that has led to some communication with police. >>> plus, golden gate park trarchlt what happened that left this garbage piled up. live doppler 7hd is clear but changes are ahead. the big warmup and what is ahead at for your work week. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >>> things are heating up across the bay area. lots of people headed outside to enjoy the warm weather, as well they should taking a live look outside, right now, you can see the gorgeous blue sky, still clear and very sunny. good evening, i'm in for ama daetz who is on assignment in boston. we want to get right to abc7 meteorologist
methodist university in there's a. mr. bush will be joined tomorrow by president obama, and former presidents clinton and carter and dad. security will be extra is tight. abc's diane sawyer sat down with the former president and first lady on this historic occasion. her interview airs tonight on abc's "world news." >>> washington state educator who runs a robotics competition has been named teacher of the year. he was honored at the white house for his efforts to improve science enrollment at his high school. president obama said he had a soft spot in his heart for teachers, given his mother and sister were both in the profession. >>> and now, time for the weather from across the nation. it's going to be a rainy day in pittsburgh, buffalo and atlanta. thunderstorms are a threat along the gulf coast. snowshowers are possible in the upper midwest. denver gets some well-deserved sunny skies. >> temperatures in the midwest about 15 degrees colder than usual. the northeast will warm up to the 70s today. pleasant and warm in the pacific northwest, with portland hitting almost 80 degrees.
, is the bitter debate over whether the war on terror eroded civil liberties. mr. bush will always be viewed as a wartime leader. but it was the decision to invade iraq that would prove the most divisive. >> it's a war of necessity. in my judgment we had no choice when we look at the intelligence i looked at that says the man was a threat. >> reporter: the faulty intelligence, the failure to find weapons of mass destruction formed the backdrop to criticism that the president underestimated the challenges he faced. >> the battle of iraq, the united states and our allies have prevailed. >> reporter: and grew stubborn in the face of mounting setbacks. >> i hear the voices and i read the front page and i know the speculation, but i'm the decider. >> reporter: what grew into a reputation for incompetence stained the administration and the gop brand after hurricane katrina. >> this is a president who, in his own time, he would be the first to say is very unpopular. you look at the republican convention last year. george w. bush's name was barely mentioned. >> reporter: as the economy even now stru
. >> former president clinton weighed in on the president's latest hobby painting and it drew a laugh from mr. bush. >> your mother showed me some of your landscapes and animal paintings. and i thought they were great! really great. and i seriously considered calling you and asking you to do a portrait of me until i saw the results of your sister's hacked e mail. those are wonderful but at my age think i should keep my teeth. >> former president clinton has a library in little rock, arkansas. the office of presidential lie brair yeez runs 14 libraries here nationwide including two near california. the nixon lie brairy and ronald reagan library in simi valley. we have a slide show for you at abc 7 news.com. >> still ahead at 4:00 it's a gem of a tale. one woman went to diamond worth $5,000 but getting it wasn't that easy. >> i'm spencer christian. looking at wlu skies from our east bay hills camera. blue skies easy to say than sing. more are on the way. i'll have the forecast coming up. >> at 4:38 another live look at the commute. bridge here righthand side of the screen heading towards the pe
presidency would look good compared to that of mr. bush. >> i'm sure, listen if want of gw's kids becomes present in 2032 and for some reason invades the moon i'm sure we'll look back at w and go, you know, actually he wasn't so bad either. [laughter] >> a lot less moon deaths in his presidency. jon: well his is a comedy show, on msnbc drawing a comparison between bush's presidency and the ill-fated carnival cruise where passengers were stranded for days with almost no working toilets. she says because people have short memories they are booking carnival cruises again. and don't remember mr. bush's time in office. she says she are opening the president bush to the public on the ten year anniversary of the mission accomplished speak, an inside joke arrest or a crisis business school test of the poop cruise and americans have shockingly short memories. judy miller is a pulitzer prize winning investigative reporter and author. rich lowry is a fox news contributor. jimmy carter who has not had a lot of nice things to say about the bush administration, bush 43 was very generous in his praise y
. mr. president, i can relate. and now we see president bush the grandfather just beginning to spoil his brandt new granddaughter. so we know president bush the man, and what president clinton said is absolutely true, to know the man is to like the man because he's comfortable in his own skin. he knows who he is. he doesn't put on my pretenses. he takes his job seriously but doesn't take himself too seriously. he is a good man. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually all your imptant legal matters in just minutes. protect youramily... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >> welcome back. president george w. bush has always been a student of history. now in his own words bush 43 on two american legends. >> there are replicas here. it is just like the oval office. portrait of george washington in the last few days or few months of the presidency and now as your library opens a lot of people will be asking you again what will your legacy be. you have a story about that. >> i remember calling you and other members of the senior staff and
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street or let the banks fail? before voting on whether they would make the same choices that mr. bush did, can you believe this, they're asking americans to make the decisions president bush failed at. which this interactive theater was in place before the bush presidency. wayne slater, senior political writer, "dallas morning news" and co-author of "bush's brain." and david corn, washington bureau chief for mother jones and co-author of "hubris: the inside story of spend, scandal and the selling of the iraq war." thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> good evening. >> wayne -- >> good evening. >> wayne, i want to start with you. you toured the library. what are your impressions of some of these exhibits? >> well, with respect to barney, you mentioned that barney never did give the president bad advice. it's expected, i guess, the slight reference to rove, rumsfeld and cheney. the thing you mentioned, the decision points theater where people are invited to make choices, that suggests and the bush library people say it's evidence that bush is not trying to hide from the controve
there seems to be some shift taking place among senators is gay marriage. we know that mrs. bush has weighed in. ready to weigh in? >> no. but thank you for trying. >> so, bush managed to celebrate his presidency without having to make news. the network also sent his former press secretary. >> okay, this is my last question. >> okay. >> who is your biggest fan? >> my sweet press secretary. >> dana perino nice person, good spokesperson. but can you imagine the reaction at fox and said robert gibbs to interview former president obama. now, last night i put on the tux for the white house correspondents' dinner the annual ritual that has turned into an overblown spectacle and president obama took his usual swipes at the media, including the cable news networks. >> i know cnn has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is, i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. so, my former advisors have switched over to the dark side. for example, david axelrod now works for msnbc. which is a nice change of pace since msnbc used to work for dav
for president bush. president obama is speaking now. >> (cheers and applause) to president and mrs. bush. to president clinton and now former secretary clinton. to president george h. w. bush and mrs. bush. >> to president and mrs. carter to current and former world leaders at all distinguished guests here today. the show and i are honored to be with you to mark this historic occasion. welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. sadly as predicted this is still a mess and a hot spot. >> the san mateo bridge or install has been cleared for nearly 45 minutes. if you have been watching you heard me say expect to see stopped ago conditions again as does back up continue to unwind. that is what we have. we are still looking at big delays for the san mateo bridge at your best advice is to use the dumbarton bridge or the san francisco oakland, bay ridge at your alternate this morning. >> we're seeing some improvement. interstate 80 is a lot hotspot was down the drive time 33 minutes. it is still about 50% higher than it should be in the west bound erection. looking at your ride on a 80 westbound t
is run. >> run, jeb, run. the whole family seems to be on board, right? wrong. >> mrs. bush, would you like to see your son jeb run? >> he's by far the best qualified man but, no, i really don't. i think it's a great country, there are a lot of great families and it's not just four families or whatever. there are other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough bushes. >> we've had enough bushes. it's astounding. most candidates don't have to worry about getting support from their mom. but whether barbara bush realized it or not, today she summed up the thoughts of millions of americans, including republicans. we've had enough bushes. joining me now is lou from "the washington spectator." he also is the co-author of "bushwhacked," and jim hightower. thanks to you both for being here. >> good to be here, rev. >> jim, what do you make of barbara's comments that we've had enough bushes? >> well, she's right. and i think that's the damage that's being done to jeb bush right now by this library extravaganza that took place up in dallas. by the way, that's $250 million can
stunning job. he deserves credit for what troops did when they went in. >> historians are likely to rank mr. bush's fiscal response to hurricane katrina as his greatest failing in office. there was the financial collapse in late 2007 it traces back to clinton era housing policies. the polling surge for george w. bush to the president's actions of the aftermath of what was the most traumatic events of the bush years. >> 9-11 as the most defining moment of their lives like pearl harbor or kennedy assassination. people will remember 9-11 and recall george w. bush in my opinion did a good job of uniting the country. >> there is much more to the bush 43 legacy tax cuts no child left behind the war in afghanistan and a major push when henry kissinger told nixon history would be tighter to him than his contemporaries. nixon replied that depends on who is writing history. >>> it is 6 minutes to the top of the hour. what do you get when a cat dresses up like a shark? we are going to tell you that coming up next. also we want to talk about our question of the day. we told you about a west virginia la
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